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Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced mental health pharmacist to join our team as the Deputy Chief Pharmacist. As Deputy Chief Pharmacist, you will be a core part of our leadership team, delivering the Medicines Optimisation Strategy and striving to support our patients in their care.

We have a hugely experienced team who are clinically and researched focus, and who continually seek to advance medicines optimisation improving outcomes for patients.

If you are driven and passionate about leading care that is patient centred then this could be the role for you.

Main duties of the job

To lead on the development, delivery, implementation, and evaluation of pharmacy and medicines optimisation service delivery across the Trust.

To assist and support the Chief Pharmacist in pharmacy workforce leadership, medicines optimisation strategy development and budgetary management (pharmacy and medicines).

To provide leadership and continual development in all aspects of the clinical pharmacy service across the Trust.

To lead on improving quality, risk management, medicines spend and other aspects of clinical governance relating to medicines optimisation.

This post will support the oncall pharmacist rota, current frequency > 1 in 20

About us

You will be expected to observe our Trust values and behaviours, leading by example and being a supportive leader to our workforce and demonstrating exemplary care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached job description and person specification for full details of the post. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Helena Bird, Chief Pharmacist,

Person Specification



  • Degree in Pharmacy at a British School of Pharmacy, or recognised equivalent
  • Post-graduate diploma or equivalent in clinical pharmacy or mental health practice
  • Post-graduate leadership or management training or qualification including NHS Leadership Academy or Health Education England delivered training (unless significant and extended relevant experience).


  • Post graduate clinical qualification at Masters level.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Swandean Hospital

Arundel Road


BN13 3EP

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